'''John Adams''' (October 30 [Old Style and New Style dates|O.S.
October 19] 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an Patriot (American Revolution)|American patriot
who served as the second President of the United States
(1797–1801) and the first Vice President of the United States|Vice President
He was a lawyer, diplomat, statesman, political theorist, and, as a Founding Fathers of the United States|Founding Father
, a leader of the movement for American independence from Kingdom of Great Britain|Great Britain
He was also a dedicated diarist and correspondent, particularly with his wife and closest advisor Abigail Adams|Abigail
He collaborated with his cousin, revolutionary leader Samuel Adams
, but he established his own prominence prior to the American Revolution
. After the Boston Massacre
, he provided a successful (though unpopular) legal defense of the accused...